Global Patent Index - EP 0974976 A1

EP 0974976 A1 20000126 - Circuit and method for reading a non-volatile memory

Title (en)

Circuit and method for reading a non-volatile memory

Title (de)

Schaltung und Verfahren zum Lesen eines nichtflüchtigen Speichers

Title (fr)

Circuit et méthode pour la lecture d'une mémoire non-volatile


EP 0974976 A1 20000126 (EN)


EP 98830438 A 19980720


EP 98830438 A 19980720

Abstract (en)

A method for reading a non-volatile memory, comprising the steps of: providing a first random memory reading cycle; performing, at the end of the random reading cycle, a collective page precharge; subsequently performing a reading cycle of the page or random type, depending on whether the subsequent reading must be performed within the same page or not; and if a page reading cycle is performed, executing, when the data item is captured, a page precharge step in preparation both for page reading and for random reading. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G11C 7/00; G11C 16/06

IPC 8 full level

G11C 7/10 (2006.01); G11C 16/28 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

G11C 7/1021 (2013.01 - EP US); G11C 16/28 (2013.01 - EP US)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0974976 A1 20000126; EP 0974976 B1 20031203; DE 69820246 D1 20040115; US 6195286 B1 20010227

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 98830438 A 19980720; DE 69820246 T 19980720; US 35375699 A 19990714